Broiled Arctic Char With Sesame-Ginger Mustard


Here are a few reasons why this recipe is likely to become a weeknight favorite in years to come: The grocery list comes to only five ingredients (not counting olive oil and salt and pepper). It all roasts together on just one sheet tray. Using the broiler not only means it's an extra quick dinner, but the hot heat of the fire adds deep charred flavor to the scallions. And just one more reason: it all happens in under 30 minutes. Shopping tip: Look for fat fillets of fish so they don't over cook in the time it takes to cook the scallions.

Easy Dinner Recipe: Broiled Arctic Char With Sesame-Ginger Mustard
This dinner idea will become a weeknight favorite not just for its short ingredients list, but because the meal all roasts on one sheet tray. This is the epitome of an easy dinner recipe. The broiler comes in handy for an extra quick dinner and to get the scallions nice and charred. Get the recipe:Broiled Arctic Char With Sesame-Ginger Mustard. Photo: Jen Causey
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 bunches scallions, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

  • 4 6-ounce skinless arctic char, steelhead trout, or salmon fillets

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  • Steamed rice, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat broiler with rack 6 inches from heat. Toss scallions with olive oil and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil until beginning to brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, season fish with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Whisk mustard, sesame oil, ginger, and remaining ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl; spread over tops and sides of fish.

  3. Nestle fish among scallions and broil until fish is just cooked through and scallions are charred in spots, 6 to 10 minutes. Serve with steamed rice, if desired.

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